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King George V

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue August 1, 1925
Year 1925
Quantity 89,713,000
Denomination
10¢
Perforation or Dimension 12
Printer Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.
Postal Administration Canada

Stamp Values/Prices (Beta Mode*)

Condition Name Avg Price
M-NH-VF Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine
Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine $81.00
M-NH-F Mint - Never Hinged - Fine
Mint - Never Hinged - Fine $43.00
M-NH-VG Mint - Never Hinged - Very Good
Mint - Never Hinged - Very Good $17.00
M-H-VF Mint - Hinged - Very Fine
Mint - Hinged - Very Fine $34.00
M-H-F Mint - Hinged - Fine
Mint - Hinged - Fine $14.50
M-H-VG Mint - Hinged - Very Good
Mint - Hinged - Very Good $11.50
M-NG-F Mint - No Gum - Fine
Mint - No Gum - Fine $3.50
U-VF Used - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine $2.15
U-F Used - Fine
Used - Fine $0.80
U-VG Used - Very Good
Used - Very Good $0.45
* Notes about these prices:
  • They are currently in beta mode, meaning that they should not be relied upon yet as a source of truth and could change frequently. Please notify CPS if you come across values that do not make sense.
  • They are not based on catalogue values but on current dealer and auction listings. The reason for this is that catalogues tend to over-value stamps.
  • They are average prices and might not be fully accurate. The actual value of your stamp may be slightly above or below the listed value, depending on the overall condition of your stamp.

About Stamp

Owing to the changes in postal rates, and the necessary alteration in colours of some Canadian stamps to conform to colour regulations established by the Universal Postal Union, the current 10-cent blue stamps were replaced by 10-cent stamps in light brown. The blue colour was needed for the 8-cent stamps.

When a sovereign accedes to the British throne, a new issue of postage stamps is necessary. Many practical reasons prevent the change being made at once. Post Office departments nearly always keep large stocks of stamps bearing the portrait of the late monarch. Considerations of respect to the memory of the deceased sovereign, and less sentimental motivations of expediency and economy, usually combine to require that these stamps should continue to circulate for many months, on some cases even a year or two before an issue portraying the new sovereign appears. The accession to the throne of His Majesty King George V on 6th May, 1910, necessitated the issue of a new series of postage stamps bearing the portrait of His Majesty. The denominations first issued were the same as those of the King Edward VII series of 1908, but the colours of the 10-cent and 50-cent denominations were different.

Portrait of His Majesty King George V in an oval framework.

The King is wearing the uniform of an admiral.

The portrait is a composite from photographs by Walter Barnett and Messers. W. and D. Downey of London, England.

Creators

Engraved by Robert Savage. Based on a photograph by Henry Walter Barnett.
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Reference

Patrick, Douglas and Mary Patrick. Canada's Postage Stamps. Toronto, McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1964, p. 45, 50.

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